Tree Pits and the Madison/127 Garden

New York and Harlem tree pits are often under appreciated sites of beauty in this urban world. I just thought I’d share 2 photos of flowers in my tree pit to add a bit of beauty to your day:

On a more somber note, the wonderful garden that has graced Madison Avenue just above 127th Street is about to ‘end’. John, the gardener who’s managed that lot (actually a collection of lots) for a very long time now, is leaving the city and retiring to the midwest. It will be sad to see him go, and his garden go untended. He did note that the owner of the lot has been showing it, or was, at least, in the spring.

It’s actually kind of fitting that Google Street View caught John in the garden as it drove past:

We’ll miss you, John.